We honor and support our Veterans
"So long as there are Veterans, the Elks will never forget them"
While the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in general, and Reno Elks specifically, honor our Veterans all year long with support and care, this month is very special because of our National Holiday on November 11th. Please remind yourself to put 11:11am on your clock and calendar to celebrate and honor Armistice Day, the end of World War One. It officially ended at 11:11am on November 11, 1918, 101 years ago. In 1954, Congress changed the holiday's name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. This day honors all who have served this great nation and strived to spread the ideas of freedom and liberty to all nations around the world.
The Reno elks will again be participating in the City of Reno's Veterans Day Parade in the downtown area; which starts sharply at 11:11am. If you would like to participate in the celebration/parade, please contact Jim Mort at (775) 530-9783.
The FREEDOMS and LIBERTIES you enjoy today are the direct result of the honor, bravery and sacrifice VETERANS have fought for over 101 years. It is so much more than a THANK YOU they deserve.
In honor of Diane Toles' walk and all Northern Nevada Veterans, Jim Mort will be walking the new Veterans Parkway on Saturday, November 9th at 8:30am. PLease contact Jim if you would like to support and/or walk with him.
Veterans Service Committe & Adopt-A-Vet Program
Veteran Supporter of the Month Ceremony
Award Presentation by Governor Steve Sisolak
L to R: James Stewart, Past Exalted Ruler 2018-19, Nevada State Governor, Steve Sisolak, and Kirt Warren, Exalted Ruler 2019-20.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Reno Elks Lodge #597 was recognized by the Governor of the State of Nevada, Steve Sisolak, as the Veteran Supporter of the Month.
The Award presented by the Governor reads as follows:
"The State of Nevada commends you for your support to better the lives of veterans and their families, and recognizes your outstanding dedication and commitment to the veteran and military community."